People who employ this take out insults and slurs that are used to exclude others-like changing words such as retarded to mentally disabled-to get their point across. They are trying to accept and respect those different from themselves, also known as tolerance. “It’s about attempting to understand people who are radically different from you, and saying to them you want their voice in the process” (Coates, Ta-Nehisi) and even if you mess up or are uncomfortable, they respect people for
These discoveries can be emotionally and spiritually meaningful to an individual, due to a traumatising provocation of one’s values. This ultimately results in a reevaluation of ones morals, which reshapes an individuals perceptions and values. Jane Harrison’s Rainbows End displays these ideals, as the
However, the burdens of responsibility can lead individuals to attempt to isolate oneself from those they love, yet it is impossible to completely remove oneself from all forms of emotional attachment. Rather, the individual may subconsciously internalize the welfare and hardships faced by others over the well-being of oneself and this can cause a forced deprivation of help and love due to the obligation that one feels to be owed in their responsibility. It is human nature to feel guilt and burdened by the consequences of love and responsibility, but although burdensome, responsibility is crucial in illustrating the inherent empathy and fragility present in all
Shutting yourself within a bubble will only lead to a disillusioned world where difficult experiences cripple you, and you constantly feel guilty for things you may not have been able to change. I believe sharing your distresses with the ones you love and trust will create a lasting bond, and will ease the pain of your loss. Even in the face of inevitability, you can gain strength through the support and encouragement of others; instead of feeling guilty and regretting your decisions, you can leave these arduous experiences as a stronger, more empathetic and resilient person. In a sense, as you create new bonds and strengthen them through every experience you share, your own character also becomes more tenacious and prepared for difficult trials
Cyrano de bergerac by Edmond Rostand is a romantic play that shows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac, Christian de Neuvillette and De Guiche and their love for Roxane. Rostand is able to relate this to real life because he is able to show many problems that people face such as insecurity about their body like Cyrano, as well as insecurity about their intelligence like Christian. Rostand also is able to relate it to real life by displaying love at first sight planning a perfect future with someone you just meet or do not know very well like Christian and Roxane relationship. As well as the other relationship problems, He also uses De Guiche in a way that is similar to people forcing relationships on one another and how they usually turn out. In
A Bleak World’s Best Citizen: Rewrite #1 Mark Van Doren’s essay “Hester Prynne” expresses Van Doren’s warm admiration for Hester Prynne’s character in The Scarlet Letter. In Van Doren’s essay, the author elevates Hester Prynne, using his analysis to illustrate his belief in her morality, despite her harsh circumstances. He explores the reasons behind Hester’s strength throughout the novel, and in relation to other characters such as Dimmesdale and Chillingsworth. Van Doren effectively builds his argument by employing historical allusion, repetition, and emotional diction in his case for Hester Prynne. Van Doren incorporates historical allusion into his argument praising Hester Prynne in order to compare her worth to that of a literary and historical hero.
¬¬¬¬¬The Wars Essay The concept of resilience is often described as being able to recover from difficult experiences or pasts, where one’s resilience could be impacted by drastic changes that occur in their lives. It is something that guides one’s decisions and often defines their morals and what individuals perceive to be right or wrong; depending on the situation they are encountering. Resilience is highly dependent on the thought of empathy, where the resilience of people who have experienced empathy will be different from others who haven’t. How individuals deal with these differences determines one’s level of empathy and also impacts their resilience. Timothy Findley explores an individual’s struggle to keep a sense of resilience while
These are apparent especially in courtly love. Based on the excerpt, courtly love known as “a relationship that is build on the basis of the unexplained feelings that one has over a person.” Meanwhile, the darker side of courtly love is known as Libertine. Libertine uses romantic code to fulfill their needs and desires instead of gaining the ideal love. This can be seen in the phrase “They manipulate the romantic code and conduct not because to attain the ideal love but only for their own sheer personal delight.” The article is an excerpt from the book “The Road Less Travelled” which published on 1978 was written by Dr. M. Scott Peck who is a psychiatrist. Dr. Peck received his B.A.
The variety of motives and characteristics make reading the novel a sincerely unique experience, since the story and its’ morals will usually be what the readers makes them out to be in the end. In my essay, I will try to answer the following question: to what extent is social status an indicator of happiness? To achieve that, I will focus on the portrayal of the American dream in “The Great Gatsby” and the stories and
Steven Pinker once said, “Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperate, to self-control.” Human nature is the characteristics, feelings, and behavioral traits of humankind. As humans, we can express different kinds of emotions such as joy, frustration, despair, remorse, and other forms of emotions depending on the situations we encounter. This form of human nature is uniquely explored within John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath novel. The novel shows how the human values of a group of individuals dictate the way they cope and react towards the adversities of life they face throughout the novel.